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Posted by | March 15, 2010

On Monday the website Examiner.com posted a story on Gary Grove receiving the American Phytopathological Society’s “Excellence in Extension” award.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-342-Seattle-Global-Gourmet-Examiner~y2010m3d8-Plant-scientist-wins-award

The Lewiston Morning Tribune recently published its “Agriculture, Spring 2010” special section that included four WSU stories. The full section can be viewed at:

http://issuu.com/lewistontribune/docs/agriculture2010

The Associated Press reported on Saturday about the threat from the spotted wing drosophila to Northwest fruit crops.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_or_fruit_fly.html

On Friday the Bagulo Sun Star (Philippines) reported on entomologist Bev Gerdeman‘s research on pests in Philippine strawberry crops.

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/us-researcher-studies-rp-strawberry-harvest

A news release posted Thursday on the science news website Physorg.com announcing a grant to the University of Guam to research tropical and subtropical agricultural practices mentions that Keith Pike at WSU Prosser is among the collaborators.

http://www.physorg.com/wire-news/29770165/uog-projects-on-aphids-compost-and-noni-funded.html

On Thursday the University of Idaho Argonaut reported on a lecture and discussion given by Kevin Murphy on the debate over GMO seed and crops.

http://www.uiargonaut.com/content/view/9830/48/

Friday’s Everett Herald reported on the loss of a market for the Northwest Washington pea crop, with comments from Don McMoran.

http://heraldnet.com/article/20100312/NEWS01/703129875

A story in Friday’s Wenatchee World reported that the pygmy rabbit-breeding program is being extended, thanks to recent successes.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/mar/12/pygmy-rabbits-get-last-minute-reprieve/

The Tacoma Daily Index on Thursday reported that Pierce County Extension 4-H volunteer Susan Parr has been named Pierce County Volunteer of the Year.

http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1732169&more=0

Monday’s Bellingham Herald included the announcement of the opening of a Small Business Development Center in Bellingham, partially funded by WSU.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/03/08/1329017/western-washington-university.html

The Tri-City Herald on Wednesday wrote about the master food preserver program, and upcoming classes.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/03/10/934169/master-food-preserver-training.html

Monday’s Omak Chronicle announced a series of home gardening workshops to be given at two locations by WSU Extension and Master Gardeners.

http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100308a.shtml

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Celiac research enters second phase”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Celiac-update-031210-art

“Extension agents warn against pruning too hard”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/ml-cherry-pruning-031210

“Dairy students test knowledge”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/CRD-dairy-challenge-w-art-031210

“People in Agriculture” (third and fourth items)

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/Peeps-for-031210

News Releases:

“WSU Plant Pathologist Honored by Peers, Recognized for Extension Excellence”